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==== Futurism ====
 
==== Futurism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 2: "Italian Futurism and Russian Cubo-Futurism" by John White
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurism_(literature) Futurism (literature) - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurism_(literature) Futurism (literature) - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Expressionism ====
 
==== Expressionism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 3: "The poetics of animism: Realism and the fantastic in expressionist literature and film" by Richard Murphy
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism Expressionism - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism Expressionism - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Surrealism ====
 
==== Surrealism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 4: "The surrealist experiments with language" by Peter Stockwell
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism Surrealism - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism Surrealism - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Absurdism ====
 
==== Absurdism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 5: "The literary absurd" by Joanna Gavins
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absurdist_fiction Absurdist fiction - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absurdist_fiction Absurdist fiction - Wikipedia]
  
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==== Postwar experimental poetry ====
 
==== Postwar experimental poetry ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 6: "Spontaneity and improvisation in postwar experimental poetry" by Benjamin Lee
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_American_Poetry_1945%E2%80%931960 The New American Poetry 1945–1960 - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_American_Poetry_1945%E2%80%931960 The New American Poetry 1945–1960 - Wikipedia]
  
==== The nouveau roman and Tel Quel ====
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==== The ''nouveau roman'' and ''Tel Quel'' ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 7: "The ''nouveau roman'' and ''Tel Quel''" by Danielle Marx-Scouras
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouveau_roman Nouveau roman - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouveau_roman Nouveau roman - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Quel Tel Quel - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Quel Tel Quel - Wikipedia]
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==== Lettrism and situationism ====
 
==== Lettrism and situationism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 8: "Lettrism and situationism" by Tyrus Miller
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettrism Lettrism - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettrism Lettrism - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist_International Situationist International - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist_International Situationist International - Wikipedia]
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==== OuLiPo and proceduralism ====
 
==== OuLiPo and proceduralism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 9: "OuLiPo and proceduralism" by Jan Baetens
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constrained_writing Constrained writing - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constrained_writing Constrained writing - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oulipo Oulipo - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oulipo Oulipo - Wikipedia]
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==== Metafiction ====
 
==== Metafiction ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 10: "Metafiction" by R. M. Berry
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metafiction Metafiction - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metafiction Metafiction - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Postmodern literature ====
 
==== Postmodern literature ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 11: "Postmodernism and experiment" by Brian McHale
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodern_literature Postmodern literature - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodern_literature Postmodern literature - Wikipedia]
  
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==== Twentieth-century avant-garde women writers ====
 
==== Twentieth-century avant-garde women writers ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 12: "Sexing the text: Women’s avant-garde writing in the twentieth century" by Ellen G. Friedman
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Acker Kathy Acker - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Acker Kathy Acker - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuna_Barnes Djuna Barnes - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuna_Barnes Djuna Barnes - Wikipedia]
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==== Twentieth-century avant-garde African-American poets ====
 
==== Twentieth-century avant-garde African-American poets ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 13: "Experiments in black: African-American avant-garde poetics" by Aldon Lynn Nielsen
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Atkins Russell Atkins - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Atkins Russell Atkins - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiri_Baraka Amiri Baraka - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiri_Baraka Amiri Baraka - Wikipedia]
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==== Anglophone postcolonial poetry ====
 
==== Anglophone postcolonial poetry ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 14: "The limits of hybridity: Language and innovation in Anglophone postcolonial poetry" by Priyamvada Gopal
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature Postcolonial literature - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature Postcolonial literature - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._V._Desani G. V. Desani - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._V._Desani G. V. Desani - Wikipedia]
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==== Avant-Pop ====
 
==== Avant-Pop ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 15: "Avant-Pop" by Lance Olsen
 
* Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation (Black Ice Books) by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/512144 LibraryThing]]
 
* Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation (Black Ice Books) by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/512144 LibraryThing]]
 
* After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/771064 LibraryThing]]
 
* After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/771064 LibraryThing]]
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==== Post-postmodernism ====
 
==== Post-postmodernism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 16: "Post-postmodernism" by Robert L. McLaughlin
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-postmodernism Post-postmodernism - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-postmodernism Post-postmodernism - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Globalization and transnationalism ====
 
==== Globalization and transnationalism ====
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* RCEL Chapter 17: "Globalization and transnationalism" by Liam Connell
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==== Altermodernist fiction ====
 
==== Altermodernist fiction ====
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* RCEL Chapter 18: "Altermodernist fiction" by Alison Gibbons
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==== Manifestos and ''Ars Poetica'' ====
 
==== Manifestos and ''Ars Poetica'' ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 19: "Manifestos and ''Ars Poetica''" by Laura Winkiel
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto Manifesto - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto Manifesto - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars_Poetica_(Horace) Ars Poetica (Horace) - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars_Poetica_(Horace) Ars Poetica (Horace) - Wikipedia]
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==== Post-criticism ====
 
==== Post-criticism ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 20: "Post-criticism: Conceptual takes" by Gregory L. Ulmer
 
* Heuretics: The Logic of Invention by Gregory L. Ulmer [[https://www.librarything.com/work/173585 LibraryThing]]
 
* Heuretics: The Logic of Invention by Gregory L. Ulmer [[https://www.librarything.com/work/173585 LibraryThing]]
  
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==== Language poetry ====
 
==== Language poetry ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 21: "The expanded field of ''L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E''" by Charles Bernstein
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_poets Language poets - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_poets Language poets - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Concrete poetry and prose ====
 
==== Concrete poetry and prose ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 22: "Concrete poetry and prose" by Joe Bray
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry Concrete poetry - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry Concrete poetry - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Found poetry and "uncreative writing" ====
 
==== Found poetry and "uncreative writing" ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 23: "Found poetry, 'uncreative writing,' and the art of appropriation" by Andrew Epstein
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_poetry Found poetry - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_poetry Found poetry - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Words in visual art ====
 
==== Words in visual art ====
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* RCEL Chapter 24: "Words in visual art" by Jessica Prinz
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==== Literary inauthenticity ====
 
==== Literary inauthenticity ====
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* RCEL Chapter 25: "Hoax-poetry and inauthenticity" by Philip Mead
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=== Experiments with narrative and fiction ===
 
=== Experiments with narrative and fiction ===
 
==== Unnatural narratives ====
 
==== Unnatural narratives ====
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* RCEL Chapter 26: "Unnatural voices, minds, and narration" by Jan Alber, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Brian Richardson
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==== Impossible worlds ====
 
==== Impossible worlds ====
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* RCEL Chapter 27: "Impossible worlds" by Marie-Laure Ryan
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==== Experimental life writing ====
 
==== Experimental life writing ====
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* RCEL Chapter 28: "Experimental life writing" by Irene Kacandes
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==== Experimental genre fiction ====
 
==== Experimental genre fiction ====
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* RCEL Chapter 29: "'Rotting time': Genre fiction and the avant-garde" by Elana Gomel
  
 
===== Fantasy =====
 
===== Fantasy =====
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==== Graphic narrative ====
 
==== Graphic narrative ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 30: "Graphic narrative" by Hillary Chute
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_comics Alternative comics - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_comics Alternative comics - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Multimodal literature ====
 
==== Multimodal literature ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 31: "Multimodal literature and experimentation" by Alison Gibbons
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberature Liberature - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberature Liberature - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Information design ====
 
==== Information design ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 32: "Information design, emergent culture and experimental form in the novel" by Steve Tomasula
 
* Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [[https://www.librarything.com/work/39048 LibraryThing]]
 
* Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [[https://www.librarything.com/work/39048 LibraryThing]]
 
* Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman [[https://www.librarything.com/work/151208 LibraryThing]]
 
* Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman [[https://www.librarything.com/work/151208 LibraryThing]]
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==== Interactive fiction ====
 
==== Interactive fiction ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 33: "Interactive fiction" by N. Katherine Hayles And Nick Montfort
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_fiction Interactive fiction - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_fiction Interactive fiction - Wikipedia]
  
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=== The digital age ===
 
=== The digital age ===
 
==== Digital fiction ====
 
==== Digital fiction ====
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* RCEL Chapter 34: "Digital fiction: Networked narratives" by David Ciccoricco
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==== Code poetry and new-media literature ====
 
==== Code poetry and new-media literature ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 35: "Code poetry and new-media literature" by Steve Tomasula
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_poetry Code poetry - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_poetry Code poetry - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Computer gaming ====
 
==== Computer gaming ====
  
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* RCEL Chapter 36: "Computer gaming" by Astrid Ensslin
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_game Art game - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_game Art game - Wikipedia]
  
 
==== Virtual autobiography ====
 
==== Virtual autobiography ====
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* RCEL Chapter 37: "Virtual autobiography: Autographies, interfaces, and avatars" by Amy J. Elias
  
 
== Planned updates ==
 
== Planned updates ==

Revision as of 00:28, 21 April 2019

Introduction

This article is a list of links to authors, works, and categories in experimental literature. Its purpose is to give you a starting point for exploring works in this set of genres.

I've based the list's organization on The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (RCEL), a collection of scholarly essays on the subject.

This project is a work in progress.

How to use this list

If a category is well established in the field, I've linked to its Wikipedia article. If the author of the RCEL article was conducting their own survey of the category, I've listed the authors and works they cover with links to Wikipedia and LibraryThing wherever corresponding pages are available. I've also included links to a work's full text when that's available and links to background information from other sources.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia articles will give you background information on their subject, and they'll usually contain bibliographies that will point you to works related to that subject, such as works in the category or works by the author.

LibraryThing

LibraryThing is a social library catalog website that lets you catalog your collection. Here I'm using it for its recommendation features and its links to other sites.

When you visit a work's LibraryThing page, you can find related works in the "LibraryThing Recommendations" section and the "Member recommendations" section. You can also click on the tags users have assigned to it. Each tag link takes you to a page for that tag, which lists other works that have been assigned it, as well as related tags, subjects, and tagmashes, which are combinations of tags. You can create your own tagmashes.

In the upper right sidebar of a work's LibraryThing page, you'll find links to its corresponding page on other catalog websites, such as Amazon, Google Books, and WorldCat, a shared catalog of physical libraries worldwide. These sites will often let you look through a preview of the book. They'll also give you ways to find other related works, usually by recommendations or subject links on the work's page. If you're logged in, you can edit this section to show links from a long list of other sites.

General

The historical avant-gardes

Modernist-era experimentalism

Futurism

Expressionism

  • RCEL Chapter 3: "The poetics of animism: Realism and the fantastic in expressionist literature and film" by Richard Murphy
  • Expressionism - Wikipedia

Surrealism

Absurdism

Postmodernist experimentalism

Postwar experimental poetry

The nouveau roman and Tel Quel

Lettrism and situationism

OuLiPo and proceduralism

Metafiction

Postmodern literature

Experiments with identity

Twentieth-century avant-garde women writers

Twentieth-century avant-garde African-American poets

Anglophone postcolonial poetry

The new experimentalism

Avant-Pop

Post-postmodernism

Globalization and transnationalism

  • RCEL Chapter 17: "Globalization and transnationalism" by Liam Connell

Altermodernist fiction

  • RCEL Chapter 18: "Altermodernist fiction" by Alison Gibbons

Manifestos and Ars Poetica

Post-criticism

  • RCEL Chapter 20: "Post-criticism: Conceptual takes" by Gregory L. Ulmer
  • Heuretics: The Logic of Invention by Gregory L. Ulmer [LibraryThing]

Experiment now: printed matter

Experiments with language

Language poetry

Concrete poetry and prose

Found poetry and "uncreative writing"

  • RCEL Chapter 23: "Found poetry, 'uncreative writing,' and the art of appropriation" by Andrew Epstein
  • Found poetry - Wikipedia

Words in visual art

  • RCEL Chapter 24: "Words in visual art" by Jessica Prinz

Literary inauthenticity

  • RCEL Chapter 25: "Hoax-poetry and inauthenticity" by Philip Mead

Experiments with narrative and fiction

Unnatural narratives

  • RCEL Chapter 26: "Unnatural voices, minds, and narration" by Jan Alber, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Brian Richardson

Impossible worlds

  • RCEL Chapter 27: "Impossible worlds" by Marie-Laure Ryan

Experimental life writing

  • RCEL Chapter 28: "Experimental life writing" by Irene Kacandes

Experimental genre fiction

  • RCEL Chapter 29: "'Rotting time': Genre fiction and the avant-garde" by Elana Gomel
Fantasy
Science fiction
Horror

Experiments with form and design

Graphic narrative

Multimodal literature

Information design

  • RCEL Chapter 32: "Information design, emergent culture and experimental form in the novel" by Steve Tomasula
  • Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [LibraryThing]
  • Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman [LibraryThing]
  • The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation by Peter Norvig [full text]
  • Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník [LibraryThing]
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño [LibraryThing]

Interactive fiction

Experiment now: beyond the page

The digital age

Digital fiction

  • RCEL Chapter 34: "Digital fiction: Networked narratives" by David Ciccoricco

Code poetry and new-media literature

Computer gaming

Virtual autobiography

  • RCEL Chapter 37: "Virtual autobiography: Autographies, interfaces, and avatars" by Amy J. Elias

Planned updates

  • Add links to the empty categories.
  • Add a description for each category.
  • Add authors and works for the categories that only have general links.
  • Add links from other sites.
  • Normalize the reference formatting.